VCU's Transforming Accessibility Initiative is currently planning our upcoming slate of events for the 2022/2023 academic year. We will update this page as soon as we have new information to share.

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VCU's Transforming Accessibility Initiative and the Postsecondary Disability Training Institute Presents:

The New Professional Institute

Date: June 8-3, 2022
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: Hosted by TAI Chair, Ian Kunkes, The New Professional Institute will provide insights and tips for professionals new to the disability resource and accessibility field. We will cover topics including core competencies, navigating the higher education landscape, understanding the history of our field and where we are headed, and planning a career path for growth and success. Attendees will learn practical skills for professional development, navigating the complex higher education landscape, and conducting personal competency assessments. Overarching this entire three-day strand will be a focus on the emerging shift away from a compliance-based approach to disability services and towards one of equity and social justice. Leading industry professionals will be highlighted to offer diverse and rich perspectives. 

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